Cheapest Samsung phone

What is the cheapest Samsung phone in Australia?

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The clear competitor to iPhone’s reign over the smartphone market, Samsung has managed to produce a range of smartphones to suit different bugets and needs — offering much more than Apple’s smaller range of phones.

As much praise as the high-end Samsung models have received in recent years, the more affordable devices have been proven to pack a similar punch to the premium range. Read on with Canstar Blue to find out what the best and cheapest Samsung phone is.

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What is the cheapest Samsung phone in Australia?

Typically, the cheapest Samsung phone will be part of Samsung’s Galaxy A series. Each year, Samsung releases new phones under the ‘Galaxy’ name. The Galaxy S series is the flagship premium lineup of phones (and often the most popular phones), the Galaxy Z series includes (usually two) foldable phones, while the Galaxy A series is the more budget-friendly lineup of Samsung phones.

The Galaxy A series will often include a range of phones for different price points, with mid-range devices around the $700 AUD mark, and down to around $300 AUD. The 2024 Galaxy A series is the tenth generation of Galaxy A phones and is marketed as the company’s most accessible device line-up.

Currently, the cheapest Samsung Galaxy phone in Australia is the Samsung Galaxy A05s, which is available for $299 AUD RRP. You may be able to find older Galaxy A series phones available from retailers at a cheaper price, but keep in mind these are older devices.

If you’ve got a wider budget, here are the other cheap Samsung phones in Australia from the Galaxy A series in 2024:

  • Samsung Galaxy A05s — $299 AUD RRP
  • Samsung Galaxy A15 5G — $349 AUD RRP
  • Samsung Galaxy A25 5G — $499 AUD RRP
  • Samsung Galaxy A35 5G — $549 AUD RRP
  • Samsung Galaxy A55 5G — $699 AUD RRP

What is the best Samsung Galaxy phone?

Choosing the best Samsung Galaxy phone will ultimately depend on what you need from your phone, and it might not be the cheapest Samsung phone. The phone with the best-of-the-best features Samsung has to offer would be the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra. However, this phone comes with a very expensive price tag.

Other phones in the Samsung Galaxy S24 lineup also have a lot to offer if you’re looking for a phone with great features, especially top-quality cameras and a fast processor. However, the flagship Galaxy S series are typically some of the most expensive phones Samsung offers. Here are the specs of the Samsung Galaxy S24:

  • From $1,399 AUD RRP
  • 5G connectivity
  • Exynos 2400 processor
  • 6.2-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen
  • Up to 120Hz refresh rate
  • Triple camera setup in rear (50MP wide + 12MP ultra-wide + 10MP telephoto)
  • 12MP front-facing camera
  • 4,000mAh battery, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, PowerShare
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB and 512GB storage sizes
  • IP68 water and dust resistance
  • Android 14 operating system with One UI 6.1
  • Available in Onyx Black, Marble Grey, Cobalt Violet and Amber Yellow

If you’re still looking for a great phone but at a more affordable price point, the Galaxy A series might offer the best phones when it comes to balancing features but at a cheaper price point. The Samsung Galaxy A55 5G offers a premium-feel with some serious upgrades for the A series, but for well under $1,000. Here are the specs of the Samsung Galaxy A55 5G:

Samsung Galaxy A55 5G phone
Galaxy A55 5G, Source: Emma Bradstock/Canstar Blue
  • $699 AUD RRP
  • 5G connectivity
  • Exynos 1480 processor
  • 6.6-inch Super AMOLED display
  • Up to 120Hz refresh rate
  • Triple rear-camera setup (50MP main + 12MP ultra-wide + 5MP macro)
  • 32MP front-facing camera
  • 5,000mAh battery with fast charging
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage + up to 1TB expandable Micro SD storage
  • IP67 dust and water resistance
  • Android 14 + One UI 6.1 operating system
  • Available in Awesome Navy and Awesome Lilac colours

Related: Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra vs S23 Ultra: What are the biggest changes?

What is the cheapest premium Samsung phone?

The Samsung Galaxy S23 FE is the pick of the premium phones if you’re on a budget, and there’s plenty of reasons why. The Samsung 23 FE is lower-priced version of the Galaxy S23 series, with a balance between premium features and a cheaper price. Below are the specs of the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE.

  • $999 (128GB) and $1,099 (256GB) AUD RRP
  • 5G connectivity
  • Advanced Exynos 2200 4nm processor
  • 6.4-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display
  • Up to 120Hz refresh rate
  • Triple rear camera setup (50MP main + 12MP ultra-wide + 8MP telephoto)
  • 10MP front-facing camera
  • 4,500mAh battery with fast charging
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB and 256GB built-in storage
  • IP68 water and dust resistance
  • Android 13 operating system
  • Available in Mint, Purple, Cream and Graphite colours

The following table shows selected published 24-month plans for the 128GB Samsung Galaxy S23 FE on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our tool for mobile phone plan comparison to see a wider range of plans from other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

Where to buy the cheapest Samsung phones Australia?

The more recent the phone model, the more likely you are to find it in a wider range of retailers and telcos. That isn’t to say you cannot pick up an older model at a stores like JB HiFi, The Good Guys, Harvey Norman, Officeworks or through a telco like Optus, it’s just that older devices may have more limited stock available.

Samsung phone plans

Many Samsung phones are available to buy both outright and on a phone plan from the big three telcos, Optus, Vodafone and Telstra. The big three telcos will usually offer the more premium Samsung ranges on a plan, but you can typically find some of the cheaper Galaxy A series also available. The cheapest Samsung phones may not be available to buy on a plan from the telcos, but may be offered as prepaid phones to buy outright instead.

What is in the Samsung range?

Samsung offers a range of phones to suit different price points and user needs. It caters for people who are looking to spend a small amount in return for a simple, functioning model, right up to those who are willing to shell out thousands for a top of the range gadget, to those looking for a foldable phone. While most of these are available through the manufacturer, some (particularly in the older range) may only be available at second hand electrical shops or at telco retailers. Here are the Samsung Galaxy phones currently available in Australia in 2024, including the cheapest Samsung phone in Australia.

Galaxy A

  • Galaxy A05s
  • Galaxy A15 5G

    Back of Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
    Galaxy S24 Ultra, Source: Emma Bradstock/Canstar Blue
  • Galaxy A25 5G
  • Galaxy A35 5G
  • Galaxy A54 5G
  • Galaxy A55 5G

Galaxy Z

Galaxy S

Galaxy X (durable phones, aimed at workers)

  • Galaxy XCover7
  • Galaxy XCover6 Pro

Emma Bradstock
Telco Specialist
Emma Bradstock has been an authority on consumer phone, internet, technology and streaming markets in Australia for the last 5 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Media from Macquarie University and has a decade of professional writing experience in print and digital media.

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